Why I Choose to Shoot with an Old, Broken 50mm Lens

I had been relying on an 18-55mm lens, which is sort of an entry level zoom.  As the only lens I owned, it served me well.  However, on some advice from a friend who encouraged me to shoot manual and to move toward using a 50mm lens if I could get my hands on one, I began to use the 50.  Thus began a beautiful relationship.